Deola Sagoe is the founder of Haute Couture fashion company –“The House of Deola Sagoe”. She is known for her signature elegance and strong designs. Her fashion pieces are more or less wearable works of art. Her designs pair indigenous Nigerian fabric and cuts with western aesthetics.
These are 7 things you probably didn’t know about her;
• She was the first black woman to present a collection at AltaRoma, Rome’s celebrated fashion week. This took place in 2004.
• She has dressed internationally famous personalities and top society ladies such as Lydia Hearst, Alek Wek, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith etc.
• Deola Sagoe once dabbled into acting. She had a cameo appearance in the 2014 film October 1 where she was portrayed as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.
• She grew up in a fashionable environment – According to her “My father and late mother were very stylish people. My mother used to design baby clothes and supply them to branches of British stores in Nigeria, so when I was growing up, I was surrounded by fashion designs and sketches. (Arise media interview)
• She has been in the fashion industry for 25 years.
• She has 3 daughters- Teni, Aba, and Tiwa. They are also quickly following the footsteps of their mother in fashion!
• Deola Sagoe was the recipient of the prestigious MNET/Anglo Gold African Designs 2000 Award, in which she was nominated by Andre Leon Talley.Read More
1. Wear jeans with classic cuts
Wear jeans in classic cuts to work. Opt for wide-legged trouser-type jeans since they are sewn in the shape of dress trousers. Boot-leg cuts and skinny jeans could work as well. Avoid overly clingy fits so it doesn't come off too sexy or inappropriate for work.
2. Pair jeans with a classic button-down shirt
To bring a work chic theme to the look, wear pair jeans with button down shirt. Collared button-down shirts are the trademark of a traditional office wear so this works perfectly.
3. Style jeans with boyfriend blazer
A well tailored jacket will add a hint of professionalism to your denim detailed getup. A well tailored blazer gives an impression of 'meaning business' where worn with the right kind of jeans will be effortlessly chic.
4. Pair denim with pumps
To create business-like appeals, switch the flats/sneakers for a pair of pumps. A closed-toe mid-heel pump will make your jeans look much dressier and smarter. Don't go all out in towering heels or glittery sandals as those look unprofessional!
5. Wear dark tones
It's best to wear dark wash jeans if looking to style for work. Light and medium washes often look too casual for work. Choose jeans with a uniform wash and free from any form of embellishments (except it's for the office party).[Pulse]
There are usually a lot to consider when choosing a makeup accessory; skin colour, skin tone, shades, quality, brands and the whole of that. Here are the tips to consider when choosing a foundation powder:
1. The powder complements the foundation and gives a flawless finish
2. It blends seamlessly/perfectly
3. Has a good coverage whether light or full
4. It doesn't 'cake' or settle in fine lines
5. It doesn't clog the skin and allows the skin to breathe
6. it sets the entire makeup right
7. It doesn't go ashy
8. It blends perfectly with your skin tone
9. The undertone should always complement your skin tone as against sitting weirdly apart on your skin
It's best to always try the product on the face and not on the back of your hand when testing out at the beauty store.
Though there are some men's style rules that you no longer need to follow, others are ironclad — they were passed down from older generations for a reason, and you'd do your best to follow all of them as often as you can. We rounded up the nine rules we thought were most important so you can make sure you're not forgetting anything. The well-styled men of your grandfather's generation would be proud.
Match your shoes and belt when dressing formally:
The belt-matching-shoes trope is a little tired, and it's true that its importance is sometimes overstated. But when it comes to formal events, matching the leathers of your belt and shoes is essential to looking well-dressed. There's no way around it — brown goes with brown, and black with black. Otherwise, you'll just look mismatched.
Don't mix patterns:
Patterns are great, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. What has become known as "power-clashing" — a style move where one wears more than one pattern in an attempt to look garish on purpose — has no place in modern dressing. It's an attempt to stand out, and it works in casual settings. But when it's time to dress up, follow the rules, and go for an impeccable suit without clashing patterns — it will do so much more for you.
Dress to the specifications required:
If an invitation calls for black tie, that's what you must wear. If it says "formal," a suit is required. There's no getting away with failing to dress to the specified dress code. You'll look and feel like a fool if you attempt to circumvent it with creative dressing.
You'll be at a social disadvantage at the event, and everyone will know it. Dress according to what is expected.
Don't wear shorts with a blazer or jacket:
Proportion is important to remember when dressing. Your upper and lower halves need to be in balance with each other. That means there should be a similar amount of clothing covering both. You wouldn't (or shouldn't) wear bulky cargo pants with a T-shirt. Similarly, you shouldn't wear a bulky jacket on top without covering your legs.
Match your color palette to the season:
White pants and blue shoes are great in the summer when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. They make a little less sense when the world is dark and gray, and the sun doesn't come out until almost 9 a.m. You'll look out of place, and feel even more so. Muted colors like navy, olive, and gray can tone your wardrobe down and bring things into the realm of feasibility.
Don't wear a vest on its own:
Let's get this straight: Vests are only for three-piece suits.
Vests, sans jacket, make you look like a cater waiter — and not in a good way. It makes it look like your outfit is missing something — namely, a jacket to cover the unsightly shiny rear part of the vest that isn't meant to be seen. This rule is similar to the one that states you shouldn't wear a tie without a blazer, for a similar reason.
Don't button the last button on a jacket or sweater:
This is one of the most important rules for any man to know. It's followed all the time, everywhere, and should be observed by everyone.
The bottom button looks awkward when buttoned, and it constricts the waist, giving it an odd corset-style look. Leaving it undone does more than just give you a casual, laid-back vibe — it makes you look like you know what you're doing, and that you're cognizant of what you see in the mirror.
Don't wear suspenders and a belt at the same time:
Belts hold your pants up. Suspenders hold your pants up. Mixing them together not only is redundant, but can affect the structural integrity of your pants and make them wear out at a faster rate. Stick to a belt, and try to add some personality into your outfit in other ways.
Never wear sneakers with suits:
Many have tried, and most have failed. There's a reason most don't try to mix formalwear with sportswear — it's extremely hard to pull off.
Best to stay away from this one.
Munachi Abii, who was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2007 is the latest cover star for WOW Magazine.
In her interview with the magazine, Munachi speaks on her relationship with fellow artist Tomi Thomas, what makes her happy and why she has decided to be a beauty coach as well as a rapper.
On her doing multiple things: Before I really wanted to be seen in a certain way, doing just one thing, but I didn’t know how to make peace with those other gifts God had given me. So rather than stay afraid to explore my many gifts and different sides, I chose to be glad, thankful and showcase all that I have inside me. I feel suffocated when I’m doing just one thing.
On what brings her the most happiness and satisfaction: I like when I dance alone, where nobody can see me, so I’m just free to be myself. I’m also happy when I make music and thankfully, I’m back in the studio.
On her relationship with Tomi Thomas: Tomi and I have actually been dating for some years now and it’s pretty serious, but when it comes to marriage I actually leave that to God. He is pretty much involved in my everyday life, I mean we are both artists and we are both creators so we create together.
On her lovemaking scenario: I live in a fantasy world so in my head it’s everything you see in a 90's movie, literally like that, just nice. I really don’t know how to describe the nice, if you know what a 90's music video feels like, you know whats up. That’s my lovemaking scenario.
Denola Grey is a media content generator, a media presenter, style blogger and a fashion consultant. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where he went to Green Springs School for his Primary and Secondary School Education. He left Nigeria at the age of 18 and attended Oxbridge Tutorial for a year before going for an undergraduate study in Texas at Baylor University. His favourite person is his mom and she has been an inspiration and a great pillar to his success.
He is known for his notable great fashion sense and lifestyle. His style usually comes off clean cut, savvy and suave. When it comes to creativity in Fashion, he is a great trend-setter, adding to the bold combinations of colours, fabrics, accessories, hairstyles and well-tailored wears.